Are We Watching?

This morning, as I read Matthew 25, I recalled a funny story about this chapter when I was a child. I had a misunderstanding of what this verse meant: “‘So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of my return….’” Matthew 25:13 NLT If you read the story […]

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The Christmas Clean-Up

This morning during my Bible and prayer time, I was captivated by the pretty Christmas lights. I stared at the nativity scene realizing how clean and presentable we’ve made the Christmas story. I mean, who wants animal manure in the middle of the pretty Christmas story? Yuck!!! It’s almost like we had to do the […]

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Steps

When life doesn’t turn out like you’d hoped, maybe you need a nudge in the right direction to find your purpose.

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Look at What You Did!

“LET ME GO!” Logan jerked his thin 5-year-old arm away from his brother. “Logan, I’m trying to help you. If you step backwards, you’re going to fall down the…” “Waaaa!” Logan’s wail could be heard from inside the house. I rushed out the front door and onto the porch. “What happened?” I yelled at Rice […]

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Say Yes to the Mess

Our family had lost everything: our dreams, our home, our jobs, our vehicle, and every possession, except what we crammed into fourteen boxes. I blamed Joe, my husband.  Within a six month time frame, we had lost my father-in-law and every dream I had ever imagined. Now, I was nine months pregnant with our third […]

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The Ugly Preacher’s Kid

“You look like a Jezebel with all of that paint on your face! I can’t even imagine a child of the preacher looking like such a hussy!” Her words stabbed like a dagger through my heart and robbed the smile from my face. I was only twelve years old, but I had a tender heart. I […]

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I Have Learned a Secret

“I am an Epic Failure as a mom.” I could hardly read the journal entry through the tears forming on my eyelids. I was still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that this was only a few years ago, and yet, the pain in my words tore at my heart. I read on. […]

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The Boo-boo Pile

I was in full concentration, writing the twentieth chapter of my manuscript for my second novel.  I could see the action, hear the characters’ voices.  I could smell the fresh hamburgers in the scene, and then suddenly I was smelling… a strong gust of menthol.  That is never a good feeling when you have a […]

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The Trundle Bed

I never had my own room. I was born with a two-year-old sibling, and I never knew what life was like to be an only child, and so when I was born, I moved into my older sister Krystal’s room.  As I grew older, I shifted from my crib to the trundle bed. Our mom […]

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